Let’s face it: Fiction is awesome. Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Crime, Thriller, Horror, Romance, Classics, Comedy, Drama… Fiction novels create worlds beyond, between, within and alternate to our own, offering both an escape from reality and a lens through which to view it. And, you know, like, stories are just super fun. If, that is, they are good! And, if shifting copies is a measure of worth (let’s not go into that…) then the world’s all-time best-selling fiction novels must be brilliant!
Find out how many Fiction Bestsellers you have read, and which you have yet to, with the first in our Have You Read series: Fiction Bestsellers!
1: Lord of the Rings, by J.R.R. Tolkien
Sold: 150 million copies
Ah, who doesn’t know and love (or hate, or feel ambivalent towards or at least know of) J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings. Set in the land of Middle Earth, amidst a war that threatens to tear apart the world (mirroring the times in which Tolkien was writing – 1937-1949…) a fellowship of Elves, Dwarves, Humans and Hobbits join together to destroy the One Ring; an object imbued with such power that in the wrong hands it could alter the course of history.
All statistics from Wikipedia.org
(What? A blog isn’t a formal essay, I can reference wiki if I like…)